Q&A Scene: Them Bruins


them bruins newTell us about your new single/ album/ tour?
We’ve just released our 2nd EP called ‘No one wants to dance with Them Bruins’. It’s kinda a home for the four singles we’ve released over the last couple of years plus 3 new tunes.
What’s your favourite work at this point in time? 
Ummm for me I think the song the best sums up Them Bruins to date is probably Outrun the Future. It’s got an attitude that I think we all relate too and vibe on. It’s been the most pleasurable of our songs to play live over the last year or so too.
Tell us a quick, on the road or studio, anecdote.
Jimmy misplaced a bag of vomit in a rental apartment we stayed at in New York last year. The flashbacks of him wandering around in his jocks scratching his head asking “Has anybody seen a bag of sick?” still makes me smirk about 3 times a week.
What, or who, inspires you?
Right now? Well I was just watching an old youtube video of Two Door Cinema Club playing on Letterman. The lead guitarist in the band is a ledge. He shreds in all the right ways. That’s inspiring me right now.
Which song do you wish you wrote?
The song that Two Door Cinema Club played on Letterman. No actually, a quick google search tells that according to the Guinness Book of World Records, Elton Johns ‘A candle in the wind’ is the biggest grossing song of all time. Mmmmm money.
What’s next for you?
We are currently busting a nut trying to write a bunch of songs for an album. Writing songs and pleasing 4 head strong dudes is the toughest thing known to man kind I think. Also the most rewarding. Ahhhh art.
What’s your scene?
Casio watches, Teen Wolf (the movie – Number 1 not 2), Aussie rules and Melbourne Bitter.

About Them Bruins

Fashioned into shape in a Melbourne warehouse in late 2011 Them Bruins are the rock n roll itch that had to be scratched by Joel Griffith, Ben & Tim Woodmason and Jimmy Campbell.

Releasing a debut EP, full of turbo charged hooks and short sharp shouty sing-a-longs, in 2012 Them Bruins have garnered killer reviews for their raucous live show and first 2 singles ‘Black Widow’ and ‘Outrun The Future’. Receiving triple j rotation for both singles, ‘Outrun The Future’ held the number 1 spot on the Amrap Airit singles chart for 4 weeks and has since had over 55,000 plays on Spotify.


In the autumn of 2014, the band bunkered down in their favoured Brunswick warehouse and honed in on creating a new bunch of calculated killer hooks. Aiming to use their punk rock ethos as a springboard to writing a wider variety of tunes the sessions produced a bunch of tracks that go back and forth from ‘new found’ fat fuzzy vibes with emotion charged lyrics to that trademark jangly guitar sound that pairs so sweetly with a venomous scream along.
With an album in the bag the first offering of 2015 is ‘Walk a Line’ – a track that leaps to life with razor sharp guitar stabs aloft palpitating, ‘tight as f**k’, rhythm chunks that lay the foundation for an emotionally charged ode to a relationship past.

About Mary Boukouvalas 1453 Articles
Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.

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